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Miracles and the Modern Mind: A Defense of Biblical Miracles [Paperback]

By Norman L. Geisler (Author)
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Can modern people, schooled in science, seriously accept any notion that God created and can overrule the laws of nature? Geisler describes "signs", "wonders", and "power" and contrasts what the Bible means by a miracle with bizarre stories of saints, faith healers, and occultists.

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Can modern people, schooled in science, seriously accept any notion that God created and can overrule the laws of nature? Geisler describes signs, wonders, and power and contrasts what the Bible means by a miracle with bizarre stories of saints, faith healers, and occultists.

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Studio: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Pages   164
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.52" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.37"
Weight:   0.47 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2004
Publisher   Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN  1592447325  
ISBN13  9781592447329  


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More About Norman L. Geisler


Norman L. Geisler Dr. Norman Geisler, PhD, is a prolific author, veteran professor, speaker, lecturer, traveler, philosopher, apologist, evangelist, and theologian. To those who ask, "Who is Norm Geisler?" some have suggested, "Well, imagine a cross between Thomas Aquinas and Billy Graham and you're not too far off."

Norm has authored/coauthored over 80 books and hundreds of articles. He has taught theology, philosophy, and apologetics on the college or graduate level for over 50 years. He has served as a professor at some of the finest Seminaries in the United States, including Trinity Evangelical Seminary, Dallas Seminary, and Southern Evangelical Seminary. He now lends his talents to Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California, as the Distinguished Professor of Apologetics.

Norman has been married for 57 years (as of 2013) to wife Barbara Jean, graduate of Fort Wayne Bible College (Taylor University) Dr. and Mrs. Geisler have six children, fifteen grandchildren, and three great grandchildren

SPANISH BIO: Norman Geisler (PhD, Loyola University) es presidente del Seminario Evangelico del Sur y autor de mas de cincuenta libros, entre los que se destacan Decide For Yourself, Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics y When Skeptics Ask. Fue tambien coeditor de Is Your Church Ready? Un libro asociado a Quien creo a Dios?

Norman L. Geisler currently resides in Weddington, in the state of North Carolina.

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A Good Evangelical Defense of Miracles  Dec 26, 2009
This book by evangelical scholar Norman Geisler is divided into a series of questions: Are Miracles... Impossible? Incredible? Irrational? Unscientific? Identifiable? Mythological? Historical? Essential? Definable? Antinatural? Distinguishable? Actual?

He begins by rounding up the usual suspects -- Spinoza, Hume, Kant, Hobbes, et al -- and dispatches their anti-supernatural, anti-miraculous arguments by pointing out logical flaws. (A book about miracles directed at the "modern mind" is first about getting God's foot through the door so that miracles become an active possibility.)

For my purposes the most useful segment of the book was the section dealing with modern-day miracles.

Modern-day Miracles.

He covers these in his chapter "Are Miracles Distinguishable?" In general, Geisler views the miracles of both testaments as rock-solid facts but views modern-day evangelical miracle claims as shaky and lower-grade:

* He views the reports of the raising of the dead in Mel Tari's 1971 A Mighty Wind (recounting the Indonesian revival) as dubious. Quoting George Peters, "I do not doubt that God is able to raise the dead, but I seriously question that He did so in Timor [Indonesia]. In fact, I am convinced that did did not happen".

* He stresses the potential for "Mental Cures", and subsumes much of modern-day miracle reporting under this heading, which he pejoratively labels "faith-healing". He asserts "Some studies show the vast majority of people in the healing movement have [hysterionic and hypochondriac] personality types" (p. 120), but then fails to provide a citation -- no help to the earnest researcher here!

* He makes a couple of claims which I viewed as weak:

He asserts "miracles do not require personal contact", suggesting that supposed miracles triggered by e.g., the laying on of hands are in a different category than "true" biblical miracles. But, the laying on of hands is a New Testament practice, as is the anointing with oil, both of which provide what Oral Roberts characterized as a "point of contact" for believers to release their faith (and, in the case of the laying on of hands, for impartation to occur). Moreover, in the case of the woman with the issue of blood, the personal contact was precisely the woman touching the hem of Jesus' garment, which resulted in virtue flowing from Christ to the woman. Arguably, no personal contact, no miracle.

Secondly, he asserts that biblical miracles "lasted; there were no relapses" (122). Surely this is an argument from silence. In at least one case, Jesus performed a notable miracle, and then said, "sin no more -- lest a worse thing befall you" which at least opens the door to potential relapse.

Geisler's book was published in 1992, but much of it is based on earlier work. As a result, most of the citations date from the 1950s and 1960s. The annotated bibliography is very helpful and contains entries up to 1989.

Conclusion: A good book to have on your shelf -- but not as compelling or essential as the more recent "In Defense of Miracles".
 

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